developing corporate strategy information security

Assignment 1: Developing the Corporate Strategy for Information Security 
 
Due Week 4 and worth 100 points
 
Imagine that you are working for a startup technology organization that has had overnight success. The organization’s immediate growth requires for it to formulate a corporate strategy for information security.  You have been recruited to serve as part of a team that will develop this strategy.
As part of the Information Security Strategy development, you are required to define specific Information Technology Security roles that will optimize and secure the organization’s data assets.
Review the following 
Website titled “Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Frame-work for IT Security Workforce Development” for additional information necessary to complete this assignment. 
Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you do the following, based on the scenario described below:
1. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is responsible for several functions within an organization.
     a. Examine three (3) specific functions a CISO and provide examples of when a CISO would execute these functions within the 
         organization.
     b. Specify at least three (3) competencies that the CISO could perform using the provided Website titled, “ Information Technology 
         (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Frame-work for IT Security Workforce 
         Development.”
2. The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for several accountability functions within an organization:
     a. Identify at least four (4) functions of the CIO using the EBK as a guide. Provide examples of how the CIO would execute these 
         functions within an organization. 
     b. Classify at least two (2) security assurances that could be achieved by the CIO developing a formal security awareness, training, 
         and educational program.
     c. Suggest methods, processes, or technologies that can be used by the CIO to certify the security functions and data assets of an 
         organization on a day-to-day basis.
3. Describe how the digital forensics function complements the overall security efforts of the organization.
4. Evaluate the operational duties of digital forensic personnel and how these help qualify the integrity of forensic investigations within the enterprise and industry.
5. List at least three (3) technical resources available to the digital forensics professional to perform forensic audits and investigations. 
6. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. 
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Describe and apply the 14 areas of common practice in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Essential Body of Knowledge.
  • Describe best practices in cybersecurity.
  • Identify and analyze the role of the Chief Information Officer, Information Security Officer, and IT Security Compliance Officer in the context of cybersecurity.
  • Compare and contrast the functional roles of an organization in the context of cybersecurity.
  • Describe the corollary roles of security in an enterprise.
  • Evaluate the ethical concerns inherent in cybersecurity and how these concerns affect organizational policies.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in cybersecurity.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics associated with cybersecurity using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. 

 

Points: 100

Assignment 1: Developing the Corporate Strategy for Information Security

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1a. Examine three (3) specific functions a CISO and provide examples of when a CISO would execute these functions within the organization.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely examined three (3) specific functions a CISO; did not submit or incompletely provided examples of when a CISO would execute these functions within the organization.

Insufficiently examined three (3) specific functions a CISO; insufficiently provided examples of when a CISO would execute these functions within the organization.

Partially examined three (3) specific functions a CISO; partially provided examples of when a CISO would execute these functions within the organization.

Satisfactorily examined three (3) specific functions a CISO; satisfactorily provided examples of when a CISO would execute these functions within the organization.

Thoroughly examined three (3) specific functions a CISO; thoroughly provided examples of when a CISO would execute these functions within the organization.

1b. Specify at least three (3) competencies that the CISO could perform using the provided website titled, “Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Frame-work for IT Security Workforce Development.”
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely specified at least three (3) competencies that the CISO could perform using the provided website titled, “Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Frame-work for IT Security Workforce Development.”

Insufficiently specified at least three (3) competencies that the CISO could perform using the provided website titled, “Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Frame-work for IT Security Workforce Development.”

Partially specified at least three (3) competencies that the CISO could perform using the provided website titled, “Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Frame-work for IT Security Workforce Development.”

Satisfactorily specified at least three (3) competencies that the CISO could perform using the provided website titled, “Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Frame-work for IT Security Workforce Development.”

Thoroughly specified at least three (3) competencies that the CISO could perform using the provided website titled, “Information Technology (IT) Security Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK): A Competency and Functional Frame-work for IT Security Workforce Development.”

2a. Identify at least four (4) functions of the CIO using the EBK as a guide. Provide examples of how the CIO would execute these functions within an organization.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely identified at least four (4) functions of the CIO using the EBK as a guide; did not submit or incompletely provided examples of how the CIO would execute these functions within an organization.

Insufficiently identified at least four (4) functions of the CIO using the EBK as a guide; insufficiently provided examples of how the CIO would execute these functions within an organization.

Partially identified at least four (4) functions of the CIO using the EBK as a guide; partially provided examples of how the CIO would execute these functions within an organization.

Satisfactorily identified at least four (4) functions of the CIO using the EBK as a guide; satisfactorily provided examples of how the CIO would execute these functions within an organization.

Thoroughly identified at least four (4) functions of the CIO using the EBK as a guide; thoroughly provided examples of how the CIO would execute these functions within an organization.

2b. Classify at least two (2) security assurances that could be achieved by the CIO developing a formal security awareness, training, and educational program.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely classified at least two (2) security assurances that could be achieved by the CIO developing a formal security awareness, training, and educational program.

Insufficiently classified at least two (2) security assurances that could be achieved by the CIO developing a formal security awareness, training, and educational program.

Partially classified at least two (2) security assurances that could be achieved by the CIO developing a formal security awareness, training, and educational program.

Satisfactorily classified at least two (2) security assurances that could be achieved by the CIO developing a formal security awareness, training, and educational program.

Thoroughly classified at least two (2) security assurances that could be achieved by the CIO developing a formal security awareness, training, and educational program.

2c. Suggest methods, processes, or technologies that can be used by the CIO to certify the security functions and data assets of an organization on a day-to-day basis.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested methods, processes, or technologies that can be used by the CIO to certify the security functions and data assets of an organization on a day-to-day basis.

Insufficiently suggested methods, processes, or technologies that can be used by the CIO to certify the security functions and data assets of an organization on a day-to-day basis.

Partially suggested methods, processes, or technologies that can be used by the CIO to certify the security functions and data assets of an organization on a day-to-day basis.

Satisfactorily suggested methods, processes, or technologies that can be used by the CIO to certify the security functions and data assets of an organization on a day-to-day basis.

Thoroughly suggested methods, processes, or technologies that can be used by the CIO to certify the security functions and data assets of an organization on a day-to-day basis.

3. Describe how the digital forensics function complements the overall security efforts of the organization.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely described how the digital forensics function complements the overall security efforts of the organization.

Insufficiently described how the digital forensics function complements the overall security efforts of the organization.

Partially described how the digital forensics function complements the overall security efforts of the organization.

Satisfactorily described how the digital forensics function complements the overall security efforts of the organization.

Thoroughly described how the digital forensics function complements the overall security efforts of the organization.

4. Evaluate the operational duties of digital forensic personnel and how these help qualify the integrity of forensic investigations within the enterprise and industry.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated the operational duties of digital forensic personnel and how these help qualify the integrity of forensic investigations within the enterprise and industry.

Insufficiently evaluated the operational duties of digital forensic personnel and how these help qualify the integrity of forensic investigations within the enterprise and industry.

Partially evaluated the operational duties of digital forensic personnel and how these help qualify the integrity of forensic investigations within the enterprise and industry.

Satisfactorily evaluated the operational duties of digital forensic personnel and how these help qualify the integrity of forensic investigations within the enterprise and industry.

Thoroughly evaluated the operational duties of digital forensic personnel and how these help qualify the integrity of forensic investigations within the enterprise and industry.

5. List at least three (3) technical resources available to the digital forensics professional to perform forensic audits and investigations.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely listed at least three (3) technical resources available to the digital forensics professional to perform forensic audits and investigations.

Insufficiently listed at least three (3) technical resources available to the digital forensics professional to perform forensic audits and investigations.

Partially listed at least three (3) technical resources available to the digital forensics professional to perform forensic audits and investigations.

Satisfactorily listed at least three (3) technical resources available to the digital forensics professional to perform forensic audits and investigations.

Thoroughly listed at least three (3) technical resources available to the digital forensics professional to perform forensic audits and investigations.

6. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 8 errors present

7-8 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

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